Yes, I am tall.. – and yes; I actually DID play basketball when I was younger. ”Do you play basketball?” is a question that I have gotten a lot of times due to my height of 6′ 8″ or 204 cm. But I’m wondering what people actually mean or want, when they ask this question?
Could be some of the following suggestions
“You are extremely tall – just like some of the guys I’ve seen play basketball on TV!”
“I wanna try to talk to such a tall person, but what to talk about.. Basketball!”
“Shouldn’t you be somewhere else and try to make a carreer in basketball?!”
Some of us tall have maybe gotten these questions a little too often. At least here is one guy who has had more than enough of all the questions concerning his height:
Even though his questions are a little more offensive than the standard basketball-question we get, he is not competely off in the point he is trying to make. Why is it that because we are tall, it is completely acceptable to assume things about us and ask us all these questions merely on the basis of our physical proportions? Asking overweight people or very short people questions about their physique wouldn’t be acceptable at all.
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